There are so many different ways in which to regard human evolution. 11th Hour, the 2007 documentary narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, expresses one of them with brilliant elegance: More than 99.99% of the species of life that have ever lived on Earth are now extinct, and we could be next.
Humankind considers itself the master of the Earth, and prides itself on how it’s subjugated nature for its convenience. But signs are starting to emerge that we’ve pushed nature too far, and she, a far more powerful force than perhaps we had imagined, is in the process of pushing back, making us yet another of the millions of life forms that simply came and went.
Does this sound like an idea from a bunch of wimp liberal Hollywood filmmakers? Humankind, the all-powerful masters of the universe could be undone? You may want to watch it and decide for yourself.